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be linked to events marking the first anniversary of kim jong-il's death on december 17th. >>> in japan, government leaders have ordered self-defense forces to be prepared to shoot down any debris from the rocket. the defense minister passed on that order to sdf commanders. >> translator: the day of the rocket launch, we ordered the sdf to intercept any debris from a north korean rocket. we're preparing in accordance with that order. >> it will fly southwest of okinawa's island. they're deploying surface to air missiles throughout the region. prime minister yoshihiko noda held a national security meeting with his ministers. he approved the order for the sdf to mobilize their missile defense systems and shoot down any debris. this will be the third such order issued by the government. the last time was in april, when north korean officials launched another rocket. it blew up less than two minutes after liftoff. >>> authorities in japan have given the all-clear to people living along the north eastern coast. they lifted a tsunami warning and advisory issued after a strong earthquake shook
be linked to events marking the first anniversary of kim jong-il's death on december 17th. in japan, government leaders have ordered self-defense forces to be prepared to shoot down any debris from the rocket. the defense minister passed on that order to sdf commanders. >> translator: for the day of the rocket launch, we ordered the sdf to intercept any missile debris from a north korean rocket. we are preparing in accordance our defenses in accordance with that order. >> officials believe it will fly southwest okinawa's main island. they're deploying surface to air missiles throughout the region. prime minister yoshihiko noda held a national security meeting with his ministers. he approved the order for the sdf to mobilize their missile defense systems and shoot down any debris. this will be the third such order issued by the government. the last time was in april, when north korean officials launched another rocket. it blew up less than two minutes after liftoff. >>> authorities in japan have given the all-clear to people living along the northeastern coast. they lifted a tsunami
and our resources with them. and it is just like japan, for what they have done. if you read the papers recently, you know, that japan suffered a very harsh earthquake and tsunami a while back. and they could have easily said, that we are victims of a national disaster. but, when the country heard that the debris was crossing international lines, all the way to the west coast, and they did not claim victim. they also said, we could help. and that is why we heard the news of japan donating $5 million to help the west coast also deal with the debris. that is a wonderful, wonderful gesture of humanitarian work. and so it is my honor tonight, that i stand here with council general inamata welcoming him and the symbol of his country and knowing the origins of the origami and knowing that we have his blessing and his country's blessing, and working with us to make the world better. and create more peace to create tolerance and acceptance for everyone and that this will always improve the quality of life for everyone on this planet. and so, it is with that, that i welcome mr. inamata and the c
accident cleared. >>> 5:01. developing news from japan a powerful 7.3 quake hit overnight followed by powerful aftershocks. there are injuries. cornell bernard is live in the newsroom with the latest. cornell this had to be deja vu for many folks. >> reporter: scary reminder no tsunami warnings for us here on the west coast most of japan's north eastern coast has been hit and on high alert rather for a tsunami since that quick hit after 5 p.m. japan time, epicenter north eastern japan near the city of miyagi lots of shaking felt across japan in tokyo news agency lights were situation, workers held on to directions until the shaking stopped. shortly before the quake, japan's television broke into programming warning it was due to hit. people told to flee to higher ground right way that warning has been lifted. the same region hit by last year's massive quake which killed 20,000, triggered a nuclear disaster. the power company says there are no problems at any of its nuclear power plants. we are getting reports of injuries near the city of miyagi after the quake unclear how severe. s
birth rate similar to what japan experienced. are we headed that way. keith fitz-gerald, a resident of both countries, america and japan, we'll get his assessment on that. and please, we want to hear from you, e-mail us at varney@foxbusiness.com. tell us exactly what you think and what we talk about. monday morning, seven early movers, apple s rolling the iphone five out worldwide and hits china december 14th. 50 countries will get it and the stock is almost back to 600. dell, goldman sachs upgrade today a buy from a cell. $13 is the price target. it is up today. myriad genetics, the supreme court agrees to hear a case whether genes could be patented. if so, a boost for the company. if you can patent them up goes the stock, but today it's down. delta airlines is in talks to buy 49% of virgin airlines from singapore airlines. and maker of the ugg boots, they're out with positive comments on the stock, sets a $65 price target and it's at 41 and rising. and some soamazon, billions ord on-line. and disappointing results for the well in the gulf of mexico, down it goes. t dow industrial
. it was 71 years ago that japan attacked the u.s. military base in hawaii pulling the country into world war ii. more than 2100 americans were killed on this day. 7:55 hawaii time marking the moment the bombing began. national guard aircraft will fly overhead in the missing man formation as well. >>> and here in the bay area. one of the most visible pearl harbor is the annual lighting of the beacon. survivors of the attack will gather there this afternoon for the annual ceremony. the pearl harbor survivors association has been doing this every year since 1964. there are not a lot left, though, sadly after all those years. >>> it4:52, the going the extra mile. the unique way one bay area city is luring in shoppers. >>> and why dozens of television channels suddenly went dark in the bay area. >>> and it's santa's busy time but that doesn't mean he can't take a minute to bust a move. we're dancing with santa when we come back. ,,,,,,,, there are hundreds of ways people use lysol disinfectant spray. max's mom uses it on soft surfaces. it freshens, doesn't stain, and unlike febreze, it's approved
phone, smartphone. >>> developing news from japan this morning. tsunami warnings lifted now for the country after magnitude 7.3 quake hit overnight the epicenter was off the north eastern coast of japan near the miyagi prefecture. shaking could be felt across most of the country. video of the shaking in tokyo as it happened this is the news agency where lights swayed in the office building, terrified workers held on to desks. in japan they are used to it so they know the drill, still frightening. stay with abc7 morning news at 6:30 much more, new video showing the quake as it hit, plus update on damage, evacuations and injuries. >>> same-sex couples could finally get an answer about whether they can get married in california where the highest court meets this morning. supreme court justices are expected to discuss challenges to prop 8, the california ban on gay marriage and whether they will consider the case in the coming months. lower court ruling struck down the voter approved measure if the justices decide not to take the case the ruling would stand and gay and lesbian couples could get marri
earthquake rocks japan. >> we remain very concerned, very concerned. >> the u.s. considers military force to stop the violence in syria. >> reports he is considering using chemical weapons have some on capitol hill calling for the president to get tough with the the dictator. >> a dismal unemployment report,. >> most economists predict 80,000 jobs were added in september. >> local fishermen furious after a crab scab crossing their picket line. >> it's going to have to be. we weren't going to come back without her. >> a miracle in the mountains, the family of a woman stranded for six nights in the sierra shares her incredible story of survival. >> my sister may be little but she's mighty. she loves life. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on eyewitness news this morning. and i'm frank mallicoat. >>> good morning everyone, it's friday december 7th. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30 now. a 7.3 earthquake struck today near japan. >> it was centered off the northeastern coast. several people have been injured. cate cauguiran is in the news
that you have family in japan. have you been able to talk to them at all and are they okay. >> that's right. i have my parents and aunt and uncle are stationed in japan at military bases. i was able to talk to my mother. they didn't feel the quake. they're too far south but i have an aunt and uncle in tokyo. thanks to social media i was able to see that they were okay and again, like i said it's a dramatic difference from last year when i was working a newscast and wasn't able to get ahold of my family. i'm happy this time around that everyone is okay. >> okay, cate thankings. >>> it is 6:02, a cold ask foggy start to the morning. let's look at weather and traffic. >> lawrence karnow with our weekend forecast. >>> and the weekend is looking good. it is chilly out there. fog developing, dense fog in some of the valleys down to a quarter mile. and down to a mile in s&l rose and livermore. -- santa rosa and livermore. last weekend very very stormy. this weekend just the sit. clear over the bays but those temperatures are chilly in spots. grab your jacket if you're headed out the door. 37 degre
. >> [laughter]. >> one of the things the book has done is opened their eyes to japan and japanese culture which is new to a lot of them. what are some of the more important aspects of japanese culture that you would want us to take away reading this book? we are fixated on figuring out who the samurai is we have ideas and we are trying to deconstruct the attributes of a samurai. in your opinion what would be useful for us to think about or focus on as we finish the book. we are a third of the way through it. >> one of those kind of questions [laughter]. i will tell you about an e mail i got this entire high school on the east coast is reading the samurai's garden. i started to get 30 e mails. they discovered through the website an e mail which would come directly tow me. i started to figure it out when all the questions were the same. they -- it was the questions which they had to write their essay on. one young woman wrote me and said, i don't know if i have time to read the book can you tell me who the samurai is and where the garredin is? [laughter]. i thought these kids are going to be oka
at this headline. a land without guns. how japan has virtually eliminated shootings. in part by forbidding almost all forms of firearm ownership japan has as few as two gun-related homicides a year. i understand -- oh, we can't do that here! >> there are too many guns out to there to confiscate. >> stephanie: a friend of mine said bad people are always going to get -- [ buzzer ] where are the guns in japan? >> every country has bad people. every country has sociopaths. every country has people that want to kill other people. >> stephanie: the president's right. we can't tolerate we have more freedom. really? this is the price of freedom? how many zillion times more than the next country? >> kids get killed in elementary school? >> stephanie: in first grade. >> gun people have their rights so that kids can have their rights and lives taken away. >> stephanie: i'm just saying -- i'm not saying we're going to ban all guns like japan but do you think there's some connection that there's two deaths a year in japan from guns.
commodity. it could be exchanged for silk in india and the silk exchanged for swords in japan, and those swords would be sold back in england and the whole thing would start again. so the ex-peasant who is now running the show on a small plot of land handed over to him by the landlord would be an entrepreneur. effectively, he borrowed money from the landlord in order to pay for three things. rent of the land, wages in the form of corn, to the ex- peasants who are now wandering in the countryside knocking on doors because they don't have direct access to land, and some machinery, shears for clipping wool. so land, labor, and capital could be purchased in advance of production, on the basis that the entrepreneur, ex- peasant has to the landlord. -- on the basis of the debt that the entrepreneur, ex-peasant house to the landlord. so debt comes first, then comes distribution of income in the form of a labor contract. it will work for so many hours and i will give you so much corn. then comes production. it was a combination of this reversal of the order from having production followed by a d
court could pile up position on prop 8 this morning. also an earthquake hits japan this morning we will have more coming out. >> the live look outside in san jose, still looking pretty but dark out there. in dealing with cloudy conditions as well as past patchy dense fog and the north bay. we're expecting plenty of sunshine in the afternoon, a bit warmer than yesterday. mostly clear and cool conditions into the evening. the full forecast is coming up in just a bit but for now over to erika >> the content as back up to the bay bridge plaza continues. to my knowledge the meeting lights are not active and we do not have any problems around the bay area. the east a phrase look good and no problems in the south bay no accidents along the peninsula and: easy drive time. 23 minutes out of the bottle into the city. >> overnight we had a strong earthquake in the northeastern part of japan. it was a 7.3 earthquake and the same area where we had a 9.0 earthquake years ago that killed 2000 people with the following tsunami. this earthquake took place around 518 local time around midnight in sa
of a book it's a huge book, set in japan and covers the earth from 1939 and 1966 about 2 brothers and the title is a street of a thousand blossoms. if you haven't noticed we are talking about themes that run through my book. one of the things i like a lot is exploring subcultures. the lepercy. the silk working women. i like to write about groups of people who persevere and make a life on their own aside from what the general culture is doing. i find that i don't consciously sit down and do that but it happens. in this particular book something that has fascinated me is sumo and sumo wrestlers and how they get so big and what it's like in their culture. one of the brothers becomes an sumo and that's why it's a big book! [laughter]. >> do you think that -- being a woman who is in women have been oppressed -- i don't know if they are now or not, dou think that has stimulated you in your writing coming out of that? you specifically and in general, do you feel like a lot of women have been stimulated by being part of an oppressed class? >> good question. >> very much so. i will try
a look outside from our mount tam cam. >> will begin this morning with news out of japan were strong earthquake jolted the northeastern part of the country. a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck in the pacific ocean around 5:18 p.m. local time. that is around midnight here in san francisco. the u. s g s says the are quick stroke about 200 mi. off the coast of japan. the epicenter was about 6 mi. beneath the seabed. buildings in tokyo's way for several minutes. there were reports of at least two people injured. >> pish japan's real logical at sea has with it is not rewarded for the country's northeastern coast. according to the sun on the information center. a destructive pacific wise and non is not expected. the quick off the coast of north is in japan is the same region but was hit by the masses are quick as a nominee in march to about 11. >> for the after known mostly sunny conditions slightly warmer highs in yesterday's. partly cloudy and cool into the evening hours. taking a look at current visibility down about 1/2 mile in santa rosa. over the course of a mile in napa. >> taking a l
cac up 11%. thailand up 43%. japan up 6%. year to date, the usa is up over 12%. that ain't bad. let's bring in our pal, jim iuor iuorio. you know, jim, it's turning out to be a very good year and it's turning out to be a very good year on a global basis. >> no doubt about it. but let's break it down. japan's stock market has rallied huge because of promise of liquidity injections and doveishness. the same thing can be said for europe and for the u.s. around the globe, everyone's squeezing interest rates and forcing money to seek yield wherever it can. it could have followthrough in japan. europe has run kind of far -- the market has chosen to believe that europe's problems are somewhat behind us. i don't really share that philosophy. but i think this move is interesting. >> but the european financial risk fear indicators look great. in fact, these financial indicators look great worldwide. i agree with you trat central banks are greasing the wheels. but in a very gloomy world, a very gloomy psychology where the worst case becomes the most talked-about case, at some point don't the m
and the death of another collapsed in japan. about 150 concrete panels fell frm . >> at least nine people are known to have dead after a major tunnel collapsed in japan, about 150 concrete panels fell from the roof. the bodies were found in three crushed cars about 50 miles west of tokyo. a number of survivors were able to escape on foot. >> investigators are investigating negligence. >> tragedy for the coast guard as it investigates smuggling. a small boat noticed -- deployed boy the coast guard was rammed today. here's how it turned deadly. >> the us coast guard is morning a loss of one of their own. suspected of smuggling drugs and running without any lights. >> as the cutter in the small boat closed in, the boat suddenly increased speed and rammed into the cutter small boat and fled the scene. >> it was traveling so fafl when this crashed into the coast guard boat, two members were thrown, one being chief petty officer terrell horn. >> the two remaining coast guard members rescued the other members. >> the two were rushed to to the hospital where horn was pronounced dead. horn leaves
to the japan project and required after that and brought a lot of ideas that were brought from the western sonoma and the general concept was generated in western gnome and when ia and that is being taken from the western japan plan. so a lot of things are being taken out of it and i'm not ready today to start a lot with particular details in the plan and i think we should pooive it forward with changes suggested by staff. let he just address one and then i'll shut-up for a while and that is an historic resource. i have been in historic preservation business for over 30 years, my company is a historic preservation form ark tell the court tubally and as well as doing study and is i was on the lan mark preservation advisory advisory board in the late 80s's and so therefore it dame as a surprise that there was so much interest and i was glad there for a while that people showed so much interest in preserving the historic buildings in the historic sonoma area and i looked at the restriction and saw hmm it's only article ten land marks and as it was pointed out by multiattitude of people i th
is talking about it again, but it's a tragedy. >>> a quake scare for japan but nothing like what the country saw last year. magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit late last night off the coast of northern japan. this is what it looked like just moments after it struck. buildings as far away as tokyo. no damage. a tsunami warning was issued but lifted in two hours. >>> it's been more than seven decades and the numbers are dwindling. the remaining survivors of the pearl harbor attack are honoring their fallen comrades on the commemoration on the day that will live in in infamy. this is the only night of the year the beacon will shine. pearl harbor survivors shared their first person accounts from the attack before the lighting ceremony. >> when that beam stands out, it's a beam of remembrance across all the valley below. how many families are down there who lost family members there, grandfathers, fathers, whatever, to them, to them. it has become a ritual that they look forward to every december 7th. >> the pearl harbor survivors association has been doing this every year since 1964. >>> a chilly decem
. he was laying there in japan. i said you're going to see my show tomorrow and he said, no i'm going home. so it makes you feel really big. >> are we ready? >> ♪ i wish that i could kiss each and every one of you ♪ >> you want to get a sample of that? >> reporter: during world war ii he brought his act to troops in the south pacific and entertained 15,000 marines on the island of pavu as they got ready for a big invasion. >> out of the kids 40% never got home. some months later i was going to a hospital, oakland california during my regular comedy routine and a patient covered with bandages took his hand out and said pavuvu. i greeted him and found out that the whole room was filled with guys from pavuvu. he opened his eyes and said bob hope when did you get here. i couldn't handle that i had to walk away. that was one of the touchest moments in -- toughest moments in my life. >> reporter: bob hope hoped to be a part of the troops at one moment, and the white house in the next. he entertained many presidents. >> it is my honor to give this to you. >> i like to tell jokes about a
and protest the fact they wanted to have a nuclear power plant sitting next to an earthquake fault. in japan i think the conversation around nuclear power is shifting again and there are challenges to it and this is not new. this conversation has been around forever and that is pg&e and nuclear power and all of that and here we are in 2012 still having the conversation, so i mean i wouldn't under estimate again the type of opposition, however subtle or not, that this program is going to have to conwith. that's why it's critical how we accurately inform people in the city around the value of this program. >> thank you commissioner olague. president carter also wore a button down sweater when he made that statement. >> did he? >> it's important to note that ronald regan removed those solar panels from the white house. i am unclear on the agenda and on ours it doesn't mention any possible action item, but on the document for the public utilities commission it does and i think we want to make sure we're either today or the next puc meeting but i hope that's the plan, the framework of the pla
the united states, from russia and japan all to honolulu where we had simulated a tsunami disaster. and these three great nations brought their fleets to honolulu exercising how to respond and alleviate that disaster. well, that was then. how about now? last year the united states released a new security strategy. most of you probably have not even heard of that, but i have to tell you this was a big deal. it was one of the fifth american security strategies that we have issued since the civil war. among the highlights of that security strategy was a strong statement that the united states had the highest economic and security interests in the asia pacific region. not in europe as has been for 100 years prior to that, than the asia pacific region. secondly, that we would maintain freedom of access throughout that region. in particular, we would maintain the sea lanes in that area, whatever the challenge might be. even as we reduce our defense budget, therefore we must maintain and would maintain a powerful navy, and that that navy would be charged with maintaining the freedom of th
or no major damage reported in japan following a quake there at rush hour. >> this is centered off the northeastern coast of japan, the same region devastated by a quake ask tsunami in march, 2011. japan says it was actually an after shock. early warnings gave coastal higher ground. that quake shook buildings in tokyo, 100 miles away. >> a strong earthquake rattled new zealand. the quake struck the country's north island about 10:20 our k 130 miles away. no major damage has been reported a tsunami alert was not issued. >> a fan attending a raiders game remains in serious condition. we've got some video there. that is not the story. let me tell you what happened. witnesses say he jumped from the upper deck. officials say it happened on the west side during first quarter of the raiders game with the broncos. >> the man landed on the upper concourse. he was conscious when he left so far no word on why this man may have jumped. >> a man refusing to climb off a scaffold along the embarcadero. he's been up there two and a half hours, police say he's the suspect in a battery case. a victi
francisco. the usgs says the earthquake struck about 200 mi. off the coast of japan. the epicenter was about 6 mi. beneath the seabed. >> and here is video from youtube when the earthquake hit in japan. buildings and tokyo swayed for several minutes. a 6.2 aftershock struck after the close after the initial quake. >> a men is in critical condition this morning after he fell from the upper deck of oakland coliseum at last night's raiders game. kron 4 urs will tran joins us live from the coliseum. we'll? >> this rail is pretty much typical or around the coliseum and it goes as high as your chest level. there is nothing that could a prevented him from falling more. there stating that he possibly jumps. unless they talk to him and hopefully pulls through this as well as the witnesses. they're going with the fact that he just felt. they're looking at the fact that maybe at all was in his system when this happened. they're conducting blood test to see if this played a role. the raiders stated that they are leaving this up to investigators. they stated that the oakland police department and the she
right now. with japan coming through with the more liberal, you know, monetary easing, sort of scenario, it may be really good for gold. liz: let's get the gold chart up. we are a full $10 above. if it goes down just a bit more, you may see the real buyers come in here. >> i think buyers will come in here. as we get closer, i think that 1700 level becomes a support level. liz: eisele, terry terry get pretty bad when gold was falling. >> it has. liz: manufacturers are trying to come back here. hedge funds down 25%. commercial short and down by 30%. that is according to the cftc. >> i think if you have watched over the past three or four months, the trading right has been really, really tight. the only time we had a big move was what we had geopolitical tensions with iran. i think oil is in a sweet spot where the countries are getting enough money for their oil. manufacturing in america should be making a comeback. liz: you want to split my mcrib? [ laughter ] >> it has been a while. liz: off now more than a full percentage point. >> it is a classic performer. whether it is plus or minus,
months. rethink possible. >>> coastal towns evacuated overnight in japan after a large earthquake triggers a small tsunami. we'll show you the pictures coming into the newsroom this morning. >>> a football fan tumbles 0 feet to 50 feet at the stadium. we'll tell you why authorities are investigating. >>> and a new jobs out. the news is good but analysts say it may be misleading. >> reporter: and could same-sex marriage be legal in california? the big decision the u.s. supreme court is deciding on this morning. moat moat starts right now. -- moat dash. >>> good morning. we begin with the overnight earthquake in -- mornings os on 2 starts right now. >> good morning. we begin with the overnight earthquake in japan. today's quake was felt nearly 300 feet in tokyo -- near tokyo. it did shake for several minutes. certainly rattled nerves. >> the quake did touch off a 3- foot high tsunami at a coastal city. there were no monster waves and there have been numerous aftershocks including one measuring 6.2. >>> the latest from oakland, a man at the see yum last night -- at the coliseum last
. 30,000 american troops are stationed there. japan is preparing for the launch as well, they are deploying service air missiles to shoot down anything that may enter its airspace. joining me now is gordon chang. you say that if this is all true, north korea has a very specific audience. who and why? >> the specific audience would be iran.e. who and why? >> the specific audience would be iran. north korea and iran have been conducting a joint missile development program for at least 15 years. in the beginning of september, they signed a technical cooperation agreement, just yesterday, the kyoto news agency reported that a facility close to the chinese border, they are there for nuclear weapons and missile purposes. we need to keep an eye on north korea's relationship with iran. jenna: not only because it is a weapon, but because it can carry a nuclear warhead -- do i have that right? can you explain it to her audience? reporter: sure. north korea has these weapons. but her rants iran is on the verge of getting them as well. they have had warhead testing, which looks like
hurt native species so that boat will be taken to the base yard and japan will be contacted to try if find in the owner wants it. >>> the chilling message from a man who shot and killed two firefighters. >>> and the find in the ashes of his burned out home. >>> and did he break the law on air? the journeyist under investigation. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. snoot dow is up but the nasdaq and s and p are down even though we have the report that showed the home price index better than expected. this fiscal cliff is still making traders nervous. >>> this may turn out to be a disappointing season for retailers. any new report shows retail sales are up just 7 tenths of one
-month high on the notion that the urbanization plan will gain spurs in the housing stocks there. japan, abe confirmed as prime minister there. the seventh prime minister in the past six years. we did see the yen hit a 20-month low against the u.s. dollar. notable lows against the euro as well. the topics in the nikkai the lowest in nine months. >> going back to his old job, that he had back in 2007. strange in and of itself. i wonder how long it will take for people to start talking about netflix after the outage going into christmas eve on social media. they were calling it no flix. and to blame amazon web services, which is one of their huge growth engines. a unit of the company they say is probably a tenth of its eventual size. >> one of the highest growth parts of amazon right now, the web services portion. their amazon is down 1.25%. i don't know if that's the reason. but it was the streaming center in northern virginia that was the source of the netflix outage. it's resolved, though, as far as we know. we don't know what sort of impacting -- >> i waste a vin't a victim, bu sure a lot
two schools in the south bay. more on that later. but coming up next, the change of the guard in japan. the nation celebrating new leadership after today's parlimentary elections. and a top republican offers to raise taxes on the wealthy, the very wealthy. we'll tell you what h >>> new this morning japan's liberal democratic party has won the election and a former prial minister -- and a former prime minister. he resigned for health reasons in 2007 after only one year in office. now a second chance to lead japan out of the economic slump. egypt's islamists are claiming a majority vote on that country's proposed charter. they have a narrow majority in the first round of a referendum on the constitution. this morning the brotherhood's own count shows 57% of the initial 26 million voters approved the charter. more voting for the country's remaining 25 million voters. they hailed from the muslim brotherhood which has accurately predicted past election results. >>> as u.s. lawmakers and president obama grapple with ways to avoid the impending fiscal cliff, a top republican will raise income
finance minister. >> reporter: the parliament of japan has elected shinzo abe as the country's seventh prime minister in six years. abe was sworn in today after being chosen by his conservative-leaning liberal democratic party. the party won power in this month's elections, for the first time since 2009. abe has called for bold measures to bolster japan's ailing economy. he previously served as prime minister from 2006 to 2007. russian lawmakers gave final approval today to a ban on americans adopting russian children. it's part of a series of reactions to a u.s. sanctions law targeting russian human rights abusers. in washington today, a state department spokesman called the ban misguided. and adoption groups in moscow said it would harm children most. >> ( translated ): today we don't have that number of russian families who are willing to adopt, and the children who go to adopted families abroad are the children that russian families wouldn't take. there must be at least five refusals by russian families for the child to go to foreign parents. for that reason i don't see within this
-bay as japan's new prime minister. >> the rise of his interior at the helm for the left- leaning democratic party of japan and brings back the conservative party. >> he was prime minister in 2006 and 2007. >> and he is expected to name his cabinet later today. >> china has opened the world's largest high-speed rail line. >> it runs nearly 1,500 mi. from the country's capital and the north to guan gzhou, in southern china. >> the lot officially opened early this morning. >> trains on this high speed line will initially run at hundred 86 mi. per hour with a total travel time about eight hours. >> before, the fastest time in two cities by train was more than 20 hours. >> the chinese government plans to build a grid of high-speed railways with forties' was lied to for north-south lines by 2020. >> a veterinarian in the uc davis has some good news about a dog from the philippines became an international hero after sacrificing it's not to say to young girls. >> the dog named kabang appears to have beaten the cancer it was suffering from. kabang ended up in davis' earlier this year after a nurse
of earthquake. we're designing for an 8.0 and that's not what happened in japan in 2011. the earthquake that hit japan in 2011 was not what they were designing for and all the assumptions went out the window so that's food for thought. >> thank you. mr. angelus. >> at verizon wireless we try to do it day in and day out to avoid interruption in services. we try to put all this in place but in the event they do happen, we have those redundant systems i discussed earlier. weak route traffic from one side to another or from one switch to another and we test regularly to make sure they occur. and this is transparent to our customers. calls are being routed to another switch during these cross over tests. we have actually fleet of portable cell sites, these are cells that are on trucks or in trailers that are deployed, that actually are available within a market so we can deploy them in the cases of emergency so if the cet site actually goes out of service, we can deploy a september temporary cell site. we have these systems available for our emergency departments so if they need coverage
. >>> another disaster overseas? japan where outside tokyo, cars were passing through a three-mile-long tunnel when the ceiling began to cave in, trapping drivers inside. tonight, they are searching through the tunnel. >> reporter: grainy surveillance video inside the tunnel show the frantic efforts to save those trapped. japanese police say these large concrete ceiling panels, as many as 150, came crashing down sparking a fire on this major highway connecting tokyo to central japan. witnesses describe a scene of chaos as people ran to safety. flames and smoke billowing through the three mile long tunnel. one truck driver, trapped under the rubble, called for help, but there was so much smoke, firefighters had to halt rescue efforts, fearing another collapse. late sunday, rescue crews pulled the charred remains of several bodies, including the truck driver. investigators are looking into what caused the panels to collapse, but say the tunnel had just passed a routine inspection in september. atika fujita, abc news, tokyo. >> thank you. >>> now to afghanistan tonight where taliban suicide bombe
. >>> and a developing story overnight from japan. investigators say a rusted bolt may have led to a deadly tunnel collapse. nine people died when concrete panels on the ceiling of the tunnel came crashing down. the missing bolt had held those panels in place. now, there's an emergency inspection of dozens of similar tunnels all across japan. >>> and back here in the u.s., a town in northwestern louisiana is evacuated this morning while a massive amount of improperly stored explosive powder is removed from a munitions facility. the 800 residents of doyline, louisiana, are out of their homes. they have no idea when they will be allowed back. police say 6 million pounds of powder needs to be removed. >>> and dozens of people from southern new jersey are likely out of their homes for the rest of this week after a hazardous chemical spilled from a derailed train. vinyl chloride released into the air and into a nearby creek. local nearby schools are open today but local courts are not. inspectors were studying the problem the day before the crash. >>> a suspected serial killer has committed suicide in
actions are above judicial rule. >>> in japan investigators say missing bolts may have caused concrete ceiling slabs to fall on cars in a highway tunnel killing nine people. yesterday's accident happened deep inside the three-mile-long tunnel about 50 miles west of tokyo. the government says 49 highway tunnels throughout japan will be inspected immediately. >>> some more details surrounding that troubled relationship of kansas city chiefs player javon belcher and his girlfriend kasandra perkins. they had lived apart earlier this year but just got back together. belcher shot and killed perkins saturday before killing himself in front of his head coach and general manager. >>> high winds are a major concern as crews tried to contain a wildfire in the rocky mountain national park. so far the fire has scorched more than 3500 acres in colorado. it's been burning for almost two months now. but strong winds doubled its size over the past few days. it's 20% contained. it was started by an illegal campfire. >>> caught on tape, a girl being bitten while feeding a dolphin 12 days ago at seaworld
and 188 aircrafts. that prompted the united states to declare war on japan. it was called a day which will live in em frommy. >> the national autobody counsel honored two veterans by giving them refurbished cars. >> they went to a marine and a navy soldier. they both served in afghanistan. >> and o on maf of other service members rg we appreciate the support and care. >> the group chose the anniversary of the attacks to honor the vets with the recycled rides program hillary clinton said that they are working on political transition. >> the united states stands with the sir yan people in sh syrian people in insisting that there be a unified democratic syria. >> that comes after she met with the russian prime minister. they still disagree on whether the president will have to leave the country as part of any transition, the u.s. wants him out, the russians do not. . >> a child is dead, another person is critically injured, news chopper 2 is live over a big rig crash. >> and in weather, our break in the rain continues. in fact you can't see now but temperatures are dropping off.
there about 1020 our time. no major decisions reported. about 6,000 miles north a 7.3 quake hit japan today. one measured 6.2 this, video taken after 5:00 p.m. in japan, tall buildings in tokyo swayed for several minutes but there was little damage. a warning was issued, cancelled a short time later. >> a tragic ending to what started out as a joke by two australian radio djs. a nurse trick bid djs into sharing information about the duchess of cambridge's pregnancy has dies. the hospital says the 46-year-old was the victim of a prank phone call.xw1 saladan transferred djs to kate's nurse. this morning her body was found near the hospital. it's believed to be a suicide. >> jacinta worked at the hospital for more than four years. she was an excellent nurse. and well respected and popular with all of the her colleagues. >> the prank call took place early tuesday morning and the radio personalities apologized for impersonating queen elizabeth and prince charles. now, their employee says they've been pulled off the air. >> coming up next, a little ship that could. >> a tug boat being taken out
postponed voting and aids suggested he may cancel the referendum. >>> in japan a7.3 earthquake hit. it generated small waves. it was centered in the same area off shore as the earthquake in march. there are reports of injuries and some damage. the early warning system worked and an alert went out 6 minutes before the quake. >>> and in mexico, a secret that led to the u.s. mexicans army discovered a drug tunnel. 8 people were arrested and a small amount of marijuana was confiscated. >>> the owner of a dinosaur leg is hoping it brings thousands at a auction tonight. 65million-year-old fallsis estimated to be -- falls is estimated at $60,000. >> i think it would be like the dinosaur's thump to have it in your house. imagine? 25% of the proceeds will go to the healthcare connection that offers free medical care to the homeless. >>> the second winner of the power ball lottery claimed his prize. this surveillance video shows a man at a gas station in maryland claiming to have the winner ticket. he claimed the lump sum amount, $192 million. >>> tore a big hole and the ship began -- >> a w
. >>> in japan a7.3 earthquake hit. it generated small waves. it was centered in the same area off shore as the earthquake in march. there are reports of injuries and some damage. the early warning system worked and an alert went out 6 minutes before the quake. >>> and in mexico, a secret that led to the u.s. mexicans army discovered a drug tunnel. 8 people were arrested and a small amount of marijuana was confiscated. >>> the owner of a dinosaur leg is hoping it brings thousands at a auction tonight. 65million-year-old fallsis estimated to be -- falls is estimated at $60,000. >> i think it would be like the dinosaur's thump to have it in your house. imagine? 25% of the proceeds will go to the healthcare connection that offers free medical care to the homeless. >>> the second winner of the power ball lottery claimed his prize. this surveillance video shows a man at a gas station in maryland claiming to have the winner ticket. he claimed the lump sum amount, $192 million. >>> tore a big hole and the ship began -- >> a witness to history. we sit down with two survivors of pearl pearl harbo
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